Welcome to Our Graduate Program

Applications can be submitted for Fall 2022 as of Oct 1, 2021. We will begin reviewing applications for Fall 2022 on Feb 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022.

For how to apply click here.

We only accept applications for each Fall semester. If you are an NMSU Masters Accelerated Student we may admit you Spring semester; please contact Dr. Julie Steinkopf at juliestk@nmsu.edu before applying.


We currently offer a Masters's degree both on-campus and online. Regardless of whether you are an online or on-campus MA student, our faculty value our graduate students. We take great pride in providing quality instruction inside the classroom, providing research opportunities outside the classroom, and helping our students achieve their goals, whether it is advancing to a Ph.D. program or seeking employment and serving their communities in other ways.

Our online graduate program was recently ranked #1 in the nation for 2020 by Intelligent.com, which offers curated guides to the best degree programs as well as information on financial aid, internships, and study strategies, recently published its latest rankings on the best programs for 2020. Read NMSU’s news release here and access Intelligent.com’s ranking here.

Our online graduate program was also recently named as the #1 most affordable online MA in the country by Online U. You can read about it here.

To learn more about our online and on-campus programs, please continue reading below. If you have any questions about our graduate program, please contact the graduate director, Dr. Julie Steinkopf, at juliestk@nmsu.edu